THE OMNIBUS. I (Things Seen and Heard by the Conductor.] I The match on Saturday last proved A Draw." ? Justwed: Hadn't we better bum all those old love letters I sent you? Mrs. Justwed: Oh no, Jack. Perhaps after we have been married a while wo'll get bored some evening and want something funny to read. A somewhat unpalatable topic. A lady recently lost her false teeth. Gossip is a beast of prey that does not wait for the death of the creature it devours. N.. Mysteries is a feature at the Palace this week, and attracting record houses. "Not in these" must be the favourite catch phraze in Bilshieland. A pajr of trousers cost £ 100 in Russia. The local Photographic Society propose organizing several interesting competitions during the winter months. < We live in a free country, and should have what we want." —The Chairman of the Llandilo Board of Guardians. The Penygroes Reception Committee have presented the relative of their fallen heroes with an oil-painting of the departed. A Cardiff man claims to have grown a King George potato weighing 21bs. lOozs. Can a Ammanford grower beat this? < Whether a local establishment proposes to go in fox a woollen factory can be linked up with the enthusiasm of the assistants. The Llandovery Food Committee, on Mon- day evening, slayed and buried the corpse of profiteering—to their own satisfaction. A correspondent says that he purchased a box of matches this week that were" match- less "—that is without lighting tops. "Your eyes have told me all, sang the young lady at the theatre recently. No wonder the gentleman in the box blushed. It is • aps ai i inevitable It is a queer, though perhaps an inevitable thing that the majority of us are slung into life without any training in the enjoying of it. A daring repetition of the spiral descent was attempted at the Ammanford Fair, when a fair and handsome young man fell from off the -wire." A pound of butter cost a Swansea man five shillings and sixpence at Llandilo Police Court last Saturday and his debut before the magistrates. The Llandovery Council must be waiting for the next war The seats provided for visitors still bear the inscription, For Wounded Soldiers." A discharged man pooh-poohs the offer of the Authority to grant the sum of £ 35 to purchase a horse. Recently we could get one at Ammanford for 10s.! < A wag describes the small village of Cynghordy, in Breconshire, as a land flowing with honey. If only milk" was substi- tuted, we would believe. Medical science may be right (says a correspondent) that green apples are good. Our office boy, however, has a good deal of inside in formation to the contrary. A Welsh minister on the way home was accosted by an old lady, who said: Oh, I much prefer the days when you preach, for then I can always get a good seat." When Mr. Lloyd George visited Haver- fordwest as the guest of Lord St. David's, some years ago, he sat in Cromwell's chair, still retained as an object of interest in the Council Chamber. An advertiser for a canvasser at Amman- ford states that the applicant must be a total abstainer, non-smoker, and of a religious cast of mind. Strange that nothing is mentioned of wings and angels. Overheard at our local place of amuse- ment. Where am I? remarked the beau- ti ful lady performer. Not in India," re- plied her male companion. Oh, no, a warmer place than that." It can never be denied that music hath charm, for recently a correspondent asks us to state the approximate number of the four- footed tribe prouling at dusk in the Tirydail neighbourhood. Sorry we cannot oblige. We little wonder that the noble art of boxing is discredited. One of our business men sustained a swollen hand through frus- trating an attempt at burglary last week. Maybe it was a case of lack of sleeping accommodation. « ? The sergeant had been having a very trying time with the very raw recruits. For a long while he kept calm, but at last, exasperated, he shouted: "Hang it all! I know I am not Mary Pickford, but you may have a look at me occasionally." » There is more drunkenness and rowdyism at Llandilo since the hours of closing of licensed houses have been extended," said a well-known temperance advocate at Llandilo Police Court last Saturday. And he spoke for Bridge Street. At a meeting of the Carmarthenshire In- surance Committee on Saturday, it was stated that in the Conwil district there were 325 panel patients unprovided for. A doctor had left the district and no successor had been appointed. Some had been transferred to other panels, but 325 remained. The magistrates clerk at Ammanford is responsible for another amusing story. Passing along one of our main thoroughfares, a lady, presumably noticing the longevity of the deco- rations erected in commemoration of Peace festivities by one of our local organisations, remarked: Well, Mr. when is this ere peace going to finish)" Whether motor cyclists are attempting to beat aeroplane records at Llandilo, or intr;J-1 ducing means for tk conversion of the former for stuntmg purposes, remains to be i judged from the description given by the police in a case of travelling to the danger of I the public. The burly arm of the law said: He simpl- flew past." This reminds us of a case noa:J at Llandovery, when the witness declared: He disappeared in a cloud of dust.
Llandovery Board of Guardians I The monthly meeting of this body was held under the presidency of Mr. Dl. Lewis, Ynysyborde, on Friday. I OUT-DOOR RELIEF. I The Relieving Officer reported that 79 persons were in receipt of out-door relief on the 4th September at a cost of S26; cor- responding period last year 83, cost £22 8s. Sept. 11th 79, cost c,26 2s.; corresponding period last year 83, cost £ 22 8s. The Clerk said that he had received letters from the local M.P's. acknowledging receipt of the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Board, and promising to do all they could in support of the increase of old age pensions. I THE NURSING QUESTION. I The Ministry of Health wrote urging the Board to take steps without delay to ensure the daily attendance of a skilled nurse at the House. The District Nursing Association wrote that the District Nurse had left the town and they were unable to replace her. The Clerk said the Superntendent could hold out no hope of the Association being able to geta nurse for a considertble time. They had failed up to the present. Mrs. Lewis, Mile End, said that nurses didn't care for the district, ar the work was too hard. Mr. Davies, Rhybled, suggested that they should advertise. Mrs. Lewis: They have tried that. Aid. T. Watkins suggested that they should ask a lady from town, whom he named and said was a skilled nurse, if she would take up the work. He considered it hard lines that the Board, with only 16 inmates, should be called upon to appoint a permanent nurse. The inmates were well looked after. Mr. W. Thomas, Caio, observed that what was suggested would not satisfy the Ministry of Health. Aid. T. Watkins: We can tell them that we know the requirements as well as them. Mr. W. Thomas said they should take steps to close the institution in the interests of everybody. Ald. Watkins: I am afraid it is coming to it. I have always been against it. Mr. D. Davies, Rhybled: I am very glad one of the sinners has been convinced (laughter) Ald. Watkins: It appears to me that the object of the authorities in London is to force us to give it up. Mr. D. Davies: I expect so in time. Mr. W. Thomas: I think it should be so, in the interests of the ratepayers. Ald. Watkins: It won't be in the interests of the poor people. Mr. W. Thomas: I don't know why not. Aid. Watkins said if he made enquires amongst the poor old people he would soon be convinced. They did not want to be cut away from the old associations and associates. Mr. W. Evans, Cross Inn: What place would you get to suit people of this class. He refered to the old and infirm. Mr. D. Davies: You could board them out. Mr. W. Thomas: Yes, the same as other people have done before. Aid. Watkins: We might get some other institution to take them by paying so much. The Clerk said they might have to go somewhere else at a distance. Mr. Thomas: It would be cheaper than to run the institution as it is. The Clerk: Probably, What reply am I to send to the Ministry of Health? Am I to say that we are unable to get a nurse, which is quite true? Mr. Davies, Rhyblid: Won't it be better to tell them that we are about closing up. The Clerk said they could say they were considering the course, but it would have to be done by giving a notice of motion. If they were going about it they had better do so before the winter. He took it there would be an enquiry held by the Ministry of Health. Mr. D. Davies: The Inspector suggested four years ago to close it. The Clerk: It might be done, he said. Mr. Davies: He gave instances where it was done—Tregaron, Aberayron, and New- castle Emlyn-and we were about closing the institution when the war came on. The Clerk: He said certain Workhouses would be closed. He didn't say yours. Mr. D. Davies: He said it would be in the interests of all. The Chairman: Yes, he said it. Mr. W. Thomas: I will give notice that the question of closing the Workhouse be dis- cussed at the next meeting. The Clerk again asked what reply he was to send the Ministryof Health. Was he to tell them that the Board could not get a nurse, and that they were going to discuss the question of closing the House at their next meeting? Mrs. Lewis said that they could ask Mrs. Rees to attend serious cases. Mr. David Davies: Has Mrs. Rees .quali- fied as a nurse ? Mrs. Lewis: Yes. A',d. Watkins believed Mrs. Rees vipuld suit them very well, and that she would not be unteasorable in her terms. Mrs. Lewis proposel, and Ald. Watkins seconded, that Mrs. Rees be asked to attend twice a week, and that the Matron be allowed to send for her oftener if the neces- sity arose. They didn't know whether the Ministry of Health would approve of what was suggested. Mr P. Davies suggested that the settling of terms be relegated to the House Committee. The Clerk said that before they did any- thing, they would have to get the sanction of the Ministry as to the terms and conditions of employment before they could do anything. Ald. Watkins thought they had better defer the consideration of the matter for a month, and that meanwhile Mrs. Rees be asked to attend the House twice a week, and at any other time when required. This was agreed to. MASTER'S JOURNAL. The Acting Master reported that divine services had been held at the House by the Rev. Stephen George, of the Tabernacle C.M., and the Rev. Joseph Harry, from Salem Congregational. Prayer meetings had also been held. Visits had also been paid to the House by Mrs. Lewis and Ald. Watkins, both of whom made highly satisfactory reports. REGISTRARS APPLY FOR IN- I CREASES. Mr. Thomas Thomas, Registrar, Llan- sadwrn, wrote, pointing out that according to a circular leter issued by the Local Govern- ment Board in May of last year, sanction was given to the payment of gratuities to registrars in cases of hardship, and he applied for such sum as the Board thought fit. He said that owing to the depopulation of Llan- sadwrn and Llanwrda since his appointment his fees had reduced. He had given his services to different committees during the war without remuneration. Mr. W. Thomas said that the cases of the registrars had been before them so often, and adjourned from time to time, that he thought it was time they did something definitely. Some of the applicants were very deserving. The Chairman: Some of them. The Clerk said that according to their own returns there had been no loss to them. Llangadock Registrar, the other applicant, was more last time than before the war, and if there was no loss there could be no in- crease. Mr. D. Gwynne said the cost of living had advanced. He proposed that they consider the two applications that day. Mr. D. Davies said the scale dealt only with full-time men. Replying to Mr. W. Thomas, the Clerk said that the 75 percent, referred to whole- timers. Mr. Jones-Davies seconded Mr. Gwynne. Mr. D. Davies suggested, on the principle that the cost of living had advanced, a small bonus. He suggested £ 5 each. The Chairman ruled that they could not deal with the matter that day. There would be no hardship in letting the matter stand over for a month. Ald. Watkins: Yes, and make the ia- crease from date of application. Mr. D. Gwynne: We want to give them something to meet the increased cost of living. Mr. Campbell Davys said that if they went on that principle, they must also give it to the others. The cost of living was the same all over "thecouatry. Eventually, the, matter was adjourned for a month. It was decided to support a resolution of the Lewisham Guardians against the abolition of Boards of Guardians. The Ministry of Health wrote sanctioning the increase in salary to the Relieving Officer from £ 100 to 9.150. A precept amounting to £ 2,635 in respect to County Rate at Is. Lid. in the £ was received. A CALL, BUT NO MONEY TO MEET I IT. Mr. David Davies mentioned that the overseers for Llanddausant were present, seeking the advice of the Board in respect to a precept for £ 131, to meet which they had no money in hand. The Clerk said they ought to comply with the precept.. Ald. Watkins said it arose out of the Llanelly Waterworks, from which, they said, they received no benefit. The Clerk: There's a precept on the parish. They must pay. Mr. W. Evans: And the waterworks are in the parish. A member of the deputation said they had a precept for land and buildings. No acreage was put in. There was a deficiency, and they would be very glad to know how to get over the difficulty. They had been told by Mr. Davies, Rhyblid, whom they took as an authority in such matters, that they were bound to pay. Mr. W. Evans said there was no sense in it The matter had been hanging fire for a long time. The valuer would have to be paid, and nothing done. 'Mr. Davies, Rhyblid, explained that they could not come to terms as to what the valuation was to be, and the matter had been given to the two valuers to decide, and they were trying to get them to come to an under- standing in as short a time as possible. He expressed the Board' s willingness to do what they could to help them to get over the diffi- culty. It was stated that the valuer had not been paid, as. the work had not yet been finished. It was started three years Ai'. The matter had been before the Assessment Committee months and months ago, and it was decided to defer it until all the work was completed. The original work had been completed long ago. Mr. W. Evans said all the rates were in one now. The Clerk: He was requested to value the whole concern Mr. Evans, Cross Inn, said that Llan- ddausant had been valued before. He sug- gested they could go on the old assessment. The Assistant Overseer, a lady, said the old assessment had been merged into the new one, and she had not got a penny of it. The Clerk, in further discussion, said it was no part of his duty to advise the over- seers of Llanddausant or any other parish, but he thought that if they pressed the Uan- elly Rural District Council for the rate on the assessment and other things already on the rate book, they would probably pay it. They need'nt expect to get any more until the valuation was settled. As to making up the difference, that was a matter for the parish. If the County Rate was not paid, the County Council might—as they did once before on all the parishes in atrear--enforce a penalty of 10 per cent. Mr. D. Gwynne thought t was very unfair for any parish to have to suffer under such circumstances. Mr. Davies, Rhyblid: I think we should press them to come to some decision in regard to It. The Clerk said that had been done. So far as he was concerned, he had done every- thing he could. He would again press them (the valuers) to complete the matter. The subject then dropped, after the depu- tation had declared that they were not going to pay the precept until they got some- thing down in it." RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. -1 A meeting ot the Rural District Council was held afterwards, Mr. W. Thomas, Caio, presiding, when it was decided that the Food Committee should be appointed a Committee under the Profiteering Act, with the addition of two Labour members, viz., Mr. Evan Jones, Penywaun, Llangadock, warehouse- man; and Mr. E. Morgan. Discussion ensued over the allocation by the Roads Board of expenditure on certain roads, in which it was stated that this Coun- cil was expected to collect monies due for damage done by timber hauliers. Mr. Tudor Lewis said oth er Councils had already received grants, and he was rather surprised that they had not. He mentioned the Pumpsaint-Llanwrda Road. The matter was left in the hands of the Clerk. I THE DIRECT ACTION FEVER." The road workmen sent an unsigned appli- cation for an increase of wages. They pointed out that the standard was 45s. They, how- ever, did not ask for that amount, but let it to the Council to decide. They were anxious to avoid the spread of what they described as direct action fever." On the motion of Mr. Lewis, the letter was laid on the table.
I Llandovery Gossip. I [By CIW BOWDDWR. "I The death-knell of the old Workhouse at Llandovery, which, like other institutions of its kind i in, town and country, has sheltered within its walls many a victim of Fate and wrecks of shattered ambitions, is being sounded. Men like Aid. Watkins, whose ages synchronise with the building, are yield- ing to the despair which haunts the protagonists of forlorn hopes. This was made clear from his admissions in the debate which took place at the Board of Guardians meet- ing on Friday. At present, there are only 16 inmates, and the stand taken by those who hold the view that the Workhouse has- outlived its useful- ness, is that it would be cheaper to board out those who remain and others who will follow, than maintain an indoor staff. Many objections are put forward. Amongst them that the County Council has already more work than it can attend to; that the work will be relegated to committees who will have no knowledge of the surroundings and circumstances of applicants for outdoor relief; that the outcome will be the creation of more permanent officials, and the payment of heavy superannuation allowances to officials whose services will be dispensed with. Sentiment, too, plays its part in the list of objections, and not without force. Bed- ridden old folks, who now are occasionally visited by relatives and friends, and others who can hobble into and about the town and visit or pass the day with acquaintances, will find themselves amongst strangers, without that sympathy which is one of the ingredients necessary to happiness. Anyhow, the matter has now advanced so far that Mr. Wm. Thomas, Caio, has tabled a moton on the subject for discussion at the next meeting. Llanddausant Parish has no money to meet a call, but, gentle reader, pray do not run away with the idea that the inhabitants are penniless, or even poor. On the contrary,, they are the richest people in the Union. Nobody knows the length of their old stockings. All is due to a delay on the part of the valuers in dealing with the valuing of the waterworks in the parish, upon which Llanelly Rural District Council depend chiefly for their supply. t < The District Nurse has left, and the Nursing Association is at present unable to fi.id anybody to take her place. The dis- trict is so big and scattered, and the work so hard, I am told, that with the present shortage in this direction that theie are few women who would be likely to be drawn here. It is a bad look-out for the sick. The towns- people have long ago come to appreciate the services of those ladies whose skill, in the absence of a doctor, has no doubt been the means of saving lives. Something must be done, and that soon. Aid. T. Watkins, the Deputy Mayor, asserted at the last meeting of the Town council that the essence of true happiness is to be found in making others happy. I don't believe anyone can be found to gainsay this.
I I Llandilo Police Court. I Saturday, Septem ber Col. Gwynne-Hughes, Col. Lloyd, Mr. L. N. Powell, Mr. H. Jones-Thomas, Mr. J. Picton, Mr. H. Phillips, and Mr. W. Hopkins. I APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF HOURS. The Llandilo Bench on Saturday were occupied for some hours in hearing an appli- cation brought forward by 22 licensed vic- tuallers for an extension in the opening hours of their premises on market, fair and mart days. Mr. Porter appeared for the appli- cants, and Mr. T. C. Hurley represented the interests of the local Rechabite lodge, who in addition to the Deputy-Chief Constable, opposed the granting of same. The Deputy-Chief Constable at the outset said that it was not to the advantage of the public to have the application granted. Another fact was that the section of the Act under which the application was made was not applicable. There was no craving for a change on the part of the general public. The bench, if the application was granted, would be favouring the few at the expense of the majority. Mr. Porter said that when a similar appli- cation was submitted for the consideration to the bench some time ago, there had been no technical objection raised. He submitted sections to prove that when there were special occasions, the bench could grant the appli- cation. It would be for the bench to decide whether fairs and marts were not special occasions. Mr. Hurley contended that when the Liquor Control Board brought the present hours into force, they must have given con- sideration to the circumstances of the district. They knew that fairs, etc., were held in public places. The Deputy-Chief Constable also said that complaints were made by farmers of the inconvenience they had to put up with. There was no stabling accomodation other than at public houses. Since the war the fairs and marts had decreased very much in attendance. Mr. Hurley further said that under section 57 of the Act, the circumstances applied to pre-war conditions. Mr. Porter differed, and objected to the continual interruption of the Deputy-Chief Constable and Mr. Hurley. The bench decided to hear the case for the applicants. Mr. Thomas Patry said his wife was the licensee of the Castle Hotel. A good many people came to the house on fair days and market days. They put up for the purpose of attending to their business. The maits were not over until 3 o'clock. There was a general desire for an extension by the many customers. A good many of the customers came from long distances. He was very often asked to supply intoxicants during pro- hibited hours. By Mr. Hurley: He did not know what time the marts were over. It was not his experience, for the present hours worked admirably, both from the licensee and cus- tomers' standpoint. He had not noticed more drinking going on and rowdyism since the hour had been extended from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. There were public houses quite near at hand to the marts. By the Deputy-Chief Constable: He could not say that there were more people attending the marts than prior to the war. There was no falling off in the atendance. There would be about two dozen putting up at his house on mart days. He could not say that there were not more than six that wanted intoxi- eating drinks. He had not heard that farmers complained that there were no other accom- modation other than licensed houses. By the Bench: He contended that it was inconvenient to the public. John Richards, Glanrhyd Farm, said that he was a member 'of the Rural District Council, and had been chairmen. He regularly attended the fairs and marts In his opinion the present hours were inconvenient to the general public on these particular days. They, as farmers, had to be in the marts by 11 o'clock, and as a rule they had to get help. It is absurd that men had to wait until 12 o'clock before having refreshments. There was nothing more for his assistants do do, but to go home after coming to town. It would be fair to average the finishing hour of the mart at 3 o' clock. They could not afford to wait, and were obliged to return without refreshments. They could have nothing to drink with their lunch. He liked to have refreshments after finishing his work. Gross-examined: He was there that day speaking of the inconvenience caused himself personally, and spoke on his own behalf. He could not say what time the Llandilo Bridge mart finished. He had not heard of Carmar- then making a similar epplication. By the Deputy-Chief Constable: His term refreshments did not include beer. By the Bench: Being that they were in a free country everyone ought to have the right to what they wanted. Mr. Dd. Morgan, of Bridge Street, said that he was the agent to the County Council regarding the industrial schoolboys. In that capacity he had to interview a very large number of farmers. He had not heard any I fanner complain of any inadequacy of the hours, neither had he heard complaints re- specting inconveniences. He had not heard any suggestion that they should be extended. Since the extension of the hour drinking at Llandilo had increased a very good deal. He had lived in Bridge Street for the past 45 years, and since the hours had been extended there had been more rowdyism. The large majority were from the mart before half-past- two. There were a few stragglers. ;"} Grcs»<cxABu^ea: He believed he WiW & very well-known Rechabite. It waa quite M natural for farmers to complain to him as to a pub- lican. He was speaking for Bridge Street when stating that there was more rowdyism and drunkennes. Everything has gone worse since the war, and every intelligent person knew that. The Bench decided not to grant the application. DEFICIENT IN PHOSPHATE. I Inspector John Jones summoned H. G. Gough and T. D. Ranson, of Brazenose Street, St. Alban's Street, Manchester, for selling basic slag, deficient in phosphates. Mr. Pewwn, Manchester, appeared for the defence. The Impector deposed that on the 6th June last he sent a written notice to the Western Counties Basic Slag Co., Manchester, to the effect that he was going to take a sample under the Food and Drugs Act of basic slag which had been sold to the Carmarthen Co- operative Society, Limited, Llandilo. He took the sample on the J lth June in the pre- sence of a witness. The manager of the Llandilo Stores, Mr. Price, showed witness the consignment. He took a portion from 20 bags, which he mixed together and placed in glass pots. He sent one sample to the analyst at Swansea. One he forwarded by registered post to the defendants. An invoice showed a guarantee of 22 per cent. total phosphate. The analyst's certificate showed a total of 16.6 per cent. phosphate. Evidence was given by Thomas Price, the manager of the Co-operative Society at Llen- dilo. The defence pointed out that under the conditions set out in the Act, a copy of the certificates of all analysts should have been forwarded them. This, they contended, had not been done. There had been no intention on the part of the firm to defraud. The defendants were fined S-3 3s., and the Bench complimented the defending solicitor on the able manner in which he had con- ducted the case. DRIVING TO THE DANGER OF THE I PUBLIC. Reginald John Madge, a surveyor at the Dynevor Estate Office, was summoned for driving a motor-cycle to the danger of the public. Mr. T. C. Hurley was for the prosecution, I and Mr. G. C. Porter defended. P.C. W. J. Thomas said that on the 28th June last, at 9.15 p.m., he saw defendant coming up through Bridge Street, Bradford Square, and into Rhosmaen Street, on a motor-cycle. The defendant was travelling at a dangerous speed, and he had never seen a motor-cycle travelling at so great a pace. On the Square his cap fell off. Defendant told him that he was in his tennis rig-out. He stopped after witness put up his hand. On being told that he would be reported, defendant said: I did not think that I was going too fast." It was a Saturday night, and there were a large number of people on the Square. Cross-examined: He was satisfied that defendant was travelling over 20 miles an hour. He had been stationed at Llandilo for the past three years, and had never seen a cycle attain so great a speed. He was not going to call any outside witnesses to prove the defendant's rate of travelling. Inspector Jones corroborated the last wit- ness, and added that the defendant simply shot past the comer. Cross-examined: He was between 50 and 70 yards away from the cycle. Reginald John Madge, the defendant, said that he had been playing tennis that evening. Coming back, he started on the second gear from the bridge. He was on second gear passing the Square. It would be impossible to travel fast on second gear. It would, how- ever, be detrimental to the motor-cycle to travel very fast on second gear. On passing Mr. Dewse's, his hat fell off. He imme- diately closed the throttle and slowed up. He saw the officer put up his hand, and was under the impression that he wished to acquaint him of the fact that his hat was off. Cross-examined: On the Square there were well under 20 people. William Samuel Johns, a clerk at Lloyds Bank, Llandilo, said that on the 28th June last he saw the defendant being pulled up. He (witness) was a motor cyclist himself, and the cycle driven by defendant appeared to be on the second gear. Cross-examined: He stood by Rutland House. When he saw defendant, he had his hat on. He stopped by the constable. He I could say by the sound of the engine what gear he was travelling. He had driven a motor-cycle for about six months. The Bench considered the case proved, and fined defendant £3 3s. and costs. A further charge preferred against defen- dant fotr failing to produce his motor liceirc was withdrawn. FAILING TO REPORT CHANGE OF ADDRESS. David Thomas Daniels, Nantypain, Llan- egwad, was charged under the Affiliation Older Act, 1914, with changing his address and not disclosing the fact to the Collecting Officer for the district. Deputy Chief Constable Evans said that he was the collecting ofifcer under the Affilation Order Act, 1914. An order was made against the defendant on the 24th May last for payment of 7s. 6d. per week. A copy of the order was served. He h?d j changed his address without witnesa' hww- 1 ledge. Defendant, on- oath, said that he came to Llandilo on Saturday, and ask ed the Inspector whether the Deputy Chief Con- stable was in. He replied that he was at the house, and added that the house was by the station. Witness went down there, and could not get an. answer. His uncle had been instructed to report the matter to P. C. Davies, Cothi Bridge. Cross-examined: He had called to see the Collecting Officer after the summom had been issued. Ordered to pay costs. DRUNKS. Wm. Thomas, 6, Church Street, was charged with being drunk on the 30th uk. Defendant said that he met a few of the. Old Cootempirbles," and had had drinks with them. Fined I Os. David Williams, 16, Plough Street, Lafi- dore, was charged with being drunk and incapable. P.C. Thomas Mid that he found defen- dant drunk in Myrtle Square, Llandilo. He was leaning up against the wall. Fined 10s. John Evans, Brynffin House, Saron, was- charged with being dnmk and disorderly in Penylan -Park, Llandilo. A BUTTER (ED) OFFENCE. Mary Griffiths, Glanbrydan Farm, was. charged with selling butter to an unregistered customer. Defendant pleaded guilty. P.C. Brough deposed to the offence being committed on the 16th ult. Defendant, in reply to the charge, said she gave the butter because the man was a discharged soMier. She thought it was her duty to recognise a man who had served his King and country. Defendant was let off on payment of costs and advocate's fee. Albert George Lee was charged with pur- chasing the butter, and was dismissed on pay- Kent of costs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Malford McHenry, Towy Terrace, Llan- dilo, charged with being drunk and dis- orderly, was fined IOs. The Chairman said that it was rather un- fortunate to see these young fellows, who had behaved so splendidly in the past, coming before them. Wm. John Williams, charged with being drunk and incapable in Carmarthen Street, was fined iOs. John Goldige was charged with being: drunk and disorderly in Ffairfach Road on the 18th ult. P.C. Thomas proved the offence. This was defendant' s first appearance, and he was fined I Os. James Tennan, simmilarly summoned, and who was with the last-named defendant, was also fined 10s. NO LIGHTS. Charles Wm. Williams was charged with riding a bicycle without a light. P.C. Cracknell proved the offence. Fined I Os. Edward Thomas, Llangathen, charged with a similar offence, was fined 10s. Frank Herbert was charged with driving a horse and cart without lights. P.C. Baugh said that at 10.25 p.m. on the 4th inst. he saw defendant driving a horse Attached to a float in Carmarthen Upper Road without a light. Defendant, in reply to the constable, said: It's all right; I shall be home in a minute or two." Fined 10s.
Lloyds Bank Limited. It is officially announced that, subject to sanction by the Treasury and the Advisory Committee on Bark Anialganui'.ions and to- the terms being approved by the shareholders of the West Yorkshire Bank Limited, a pro- visional agreement has been entered into for the amalgamation of that Bank with Lloyds Bank Limited, to take effect from the 1st January, 1919. The main terms of the amalgamation are as follow:— The issue by Lloyds Bank of five of its shares each, with £ 8 per share paid up thereon) for each four s hares of the Wes' Yorkshire Bank (of rc25 each, with -FLIO per share paid up thereon), together with a pay- ment of £5 in cash for each West Yorkshire share this, taking Lloyds shares at £26 each (which is less than their present market value), makes a total price of £37 10s. for each West Yorkshire share, and involves the issue by Lloyds Bank of 50,000 shares and a payment of 1200,000 in cash. As the undertaking of the West Yorkshire will be taken over by Lloyds as from the 1st January, 1919, and the profits from that date will accrue to Lloyds, the shareholders of the West Yorkshire are to be put, as regards dividends, upon the same footing as if the shares of Lloyds Bank to be issued to them had been issued, so as to participate in all dividends declared by Lloyds in respect ot the period from the 1st January, 1919, and they will accordingly receive an additional cash payment equal to the difference between the dividends which they would have re- ceived on the Lloyds shares and those actually paid on the West Yorkshire shares for the current year. They will also be en- titled to six months' interest on the E5 per share at 5 per cent. per annum payable in cash. These payments represent an addi- tional 10s. (less tax) for each West York- shire share. The Directors of the West Yorkshire will continue to hold office as a Local Board for the purpose of supervising the business of Lloyds in the district at present served by the West Yorkshire, the existing offices of Lloyds at Leeds, Bradford, &c., remaining unaffected by this arrangement. Two of such Directors will join the Board of Lloyd- Bank, and Mr. Vemon William Wanklyn, at present General Manager of the West Yorkshire, will become an Assistant General Manager of Lloyds. The customers of the West Yorkshire will thus be assured of re- ceiving the benefit of the same l eal know- ledge and personal interest in the conduct of their affairs as in the past. Lloyds Bark will also take over the entire staff of the West Yorkshire Bark. The West Yorkshire Bank has its Head Om? ce at Halifax. with twenty Branches and fourteen Sub-Branches throughout West York- shire. Printed an d Published by the Amman Vallej Chronicle, Limited, at their Offices, Quay Street, Ammanford, in the County of Car- marthen, September 18th, 1919.